Published On: October 31st, 2023

The winners of the prestigious Keep Australia Beautiful NSW (KAB NSW) 2023 Tidy Towns Awards will be announced on Saturday 4th November at two events to be held in the town of Scone, the overall Tidy Towns winner from 2022.

Several category awards will be presented at the Scone Bowling Club in the morning with the remaining category winners presented at a dinner at the Scone Racing Club. The Overall 2023 KAB NSW Tidy Town Winner will be announced from amongst the seven finalist towns.

KAB NSW has been running the Tidy Towns program since 1981 which celebrates, recognises and rewards projects that reduce litter, minimise waste, encourage recycling, promote heritage and culture, biodiversity, and waterways protection, celebrate community spirit and many other environmental areas.

KAB NSW Chief Executive Officer, Val Southam said “We are very proud of all the rural, regional, and coastal towns and villages across NSW who have contributed to their communities during 2023 and taken part in the 2023 Tidy Towns Award Program.

“The quality of the competition this year has been exceptional making it difficult for our judging panel to select winners. In each category. The commitment of the councils, organisations and individuals is inspiring, and I would like to congratulate everyone who entered.”

The awards are held by Keep Australia Beautiful NSW with support from the NSW Environment Protection Authority, Upper Hunter Shire Council, Snowy Hydro, Australian Rail Track Corporation and TerraCycle.

Follow the KAB NSW socials from 10.00am on Saturday 4th November 2023 for live updates.




Contact Details
Val Southam, Chief Executive Officer KABNSW at, t: 0419016401

About the KABNSW Tidy Towns Awards

Since 1981, the Tidy Towns Program has been rewarding and recognising projects around litter, waste management, recycling, heritage, community spirit and other environmental areas in towns both large and small across the breadth of NSW.

We endeavour to deliver an inclusive and positive platform that encourages shared learnings and inspires environmental action at the local level. The program recognises and celebrates those rural and regional communities who are pioneering the path towards a more sustainable future.

Keep Australia Beautiful NSW (KABNSW) is the state’s premier organisation for litter reduction and environmental sustainability. Independent and not-for-profit, our focus is to engage communities and collaborate with industry, businesses, state and local government to promote sustainable behaviour changes for the future prosperity of our State.

Keeping Australia beautiful is about more than keeping litter out of our environment and over a 40-year history our programs have adapted to incorporate all aspects of sustainability. We have built a state-wide network of dedicated individuals, businesses, schools, community groups and government bodies striving to deliver a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

Through five core programs we work with communities across regional, metropolitan, and coastal NSW to educate and motivate environmental initiatives.